10 Cool Trainers for Spring

In this ubiquitous world of comfort walking, some sneakers make you float on air whilst others leave you feeling flat. Here are the best of the best to suit all budgets and occasions:

1.Mint Velvet

Allie trainer in many finishes. We love this striped version but the leopard print is great too. £89 at Mint Velvet

2. Golden Goose

I LOVE these trainers and have had a pair for years. There are many new designs in whacky colour combinations but I think the simpler the better. (If you have size 5 or under try looking at the kids’ versions on sites like smallable … ssh much cheaper). Superstar sneakers £300 at Farfetch.

3. Common Projects 

Ok, these are quite possibly the comfiest trainers you could buy. They age beautifully. Achilles leather sneakers £320 at net-a-porter

4. Veja

The trainer of the moment. The leather ones take some wearing in as they have a high heel. For summer we love the cotton plimsol-type ones. Good kids’ trainers too. Nova Emeraude €85 at Veja

5. Air & Grace

These are super comfy from the start trainers. Their new glitter designs are irresistible. Cru Glitter £169 at Air and Grace

6. Adidas

The iconic Gazelle still holds allure with its rainbow colour options. In addition, Adidas are launching a new initiative where you can ensure your trainers have a second life. They will receive, repair, reuse and resell your old trainers and reward you with vouchers. Gazelle £69 at Adidas

7. Gucci

Super expensive but utterly delicious retro feel. Choose from this gorgeous pink, blue or brown with the iconic green/red stripe. Suede sneaker with Web £535 at Gucci

8. Converse

Even though Converse is branching out into producing other styles, the original shape is still the best. Love this summery mauve. Chuck 70 washed canvas £65 at Converse

9. Bensimon

For something more lightweight, opt for a Bensimon pump.  The Iconic range comes in every hue imaginable; we love the ever-changing Liberty print ones. Tennis shoes €39 at Bensimon.

10. Superga

The Alexa Chung collaboration is a great addition to this summer’s range. Alexa Chung Cotu £87 at Superga

— Annie Reid
24th April 2019